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Tangail road crash leaves six dead

Accidents 2022-10-06, 11:07pm


Tangail road crash leaves six dead

Tangail, Oct 6 - Six people were killed and 35 others injured when a bus crashed into a microbus in Bangabandhu Bridge East Golchattar area of Bhuapur upazila in Tangail district on Thursday.

The deceased were identified as Dulal Hossain, 52, driver of the microbus, his assistant Sushil Shil, 45, passenger Zahirul Islam, 50, passengers of the bus Rifat Hossain,35, his mother Ruby Begum, 65, from Bagura and Tamim,7, from Natore, said Shafiqul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Bangaandhu Bridge East police station.

The accident occurred at 12:30 pm in the area when the Dhaka-bound ‘Ekata Paribahan’ bus from Chapainawabganj hit the microbus and then overturned, leaving microbus driver and passengers dead on the spot, said Rafiqul Islam, safety in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge authority.

On information, police, local fire service men and army rushed to the spot and conducted rescue operation.

The injured were taken to Tangail General Hospital and other local hospitals.

Tangail Deputy Commissioner Ataul Goni said a four-member probe body has been formed in this regard and has been asked to submit a report in the next seven days. - UNB